Summertime, Tea Time

Summertime, Tea Time

Iced teas, barbeques and picnics go hand-in-hand

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Full Leaf Tea Lemon Ginger Mate

Iced Teas

During times when the great outdoors is the safest place to play, consider a tea time picnic with a basket filled with summer fare, a thermos of iced tea and as a special treat - macaroons and other afternoon tea dainties.

Summer Fun

While tea brewed hot still cools millions worldwide, it is iced and cold-brewed tea that quenches the thirst of urban dwellers on the go.

A Summer Barbecue

As the weather warms and you fire up your grills, it is second nature to reach for an iced tea or Tea Sangria, but tea isn’t just great accompanying grilled food, it can play a role within that food as well.  Consider Matcha and White Bean Dip, or upgrading your S'mores!

Tea Smoked Salmon

This lightly cured and smoked Salmon can be used as shown here for a first course, or with different accompaniments as a main course.

Picnic Basket

Picnic Baskets

During times when the great outdoors is the safest place to play, consider a tea time picnic with a basket filled with summer fare, a thermos of iced tea and as a special treat - macaroons and other afternoon tea dainties.

Melissa Wynne Teapot

Teaware Gift Sets

This selection of cherry blossom tea sets in various styles sing in spring

Republic of Tea Big Slim

Iced Tea Pitchers

Pitchers are the best way to display the beautiful color of iced tea. Quantity counts and these selections are sturdy, functional and appealing. Look for pitchers that can withstand the fresh brewed, flash-chill process.

Capresso rewer

Iced Tea Makers

Brewers to make iced tea and cold brew tea and coffee have advanced features to simplify the task of making the perfect summertime thirst quencher.

Smoking with Tea Leaves

Smoking with tea leaves is not that different from classic wood chip smoking, and in fact, tea leaves and wood chips work beautifully together. Smoking with tea leaves is one of the earliest examples of historic tea cuisine. The iconic Tea Smoked Duck is still enjoyed today, often using the same classic techniques developed generations ago.

Gourmet S’mores

These wonderful macarons can be completely made in advance, but for the enjoyment of your guests, we strongly recommend that you have the macaron halves ready to fill and allow each guest the fun of toasting their marshmallows and building their cookies, just like with the classic s'more.

Matcha and White Bean Dip

This white bean dip recipe is breathtakingly quick to make. If you need a quick dish to bring to a barbecue and are tight on time, make this bean dip and serve with purchased pita chips or fresh pita. If you have a little extra time, then these chips are worth the effort.

Matcha-Pineapple Margarita

In this seductive variation of a classic margarita, the tea powder adds an exotic flavor, rich color, and mysterious opacity to the cocktail. A pinch of dried red pepper flakes makes it more seductive. 

Marzi’s Summer Gimlet

This wonderful cocktail was created by Marzi Pecen for a Tea Cocktail event that she was leading. She noted that even non-gin drinkers enjoyed it!

Lucy’s Fried Chicken’s “Tea Pie” Recipe

Lucy's Fried Chicken, a cherished Texas restaurant chain offers a variation on the Southern specialty Chess Pie made with tea. What could be more perfect to serve at any barbecue?

Tea-Grilled Wings with Hot Green Dipping Sauce

Since they cook fairly quickly, plan to grill these wings as the last item you are serving and then keep the tea cocktails, beers, and iced tea flowing!

Tea Utensils

We can’t all live in this Yellow Submarine, but you can brighten up your dad’s morning tea with this cheerful little submersible. It submerges loose tea leaves to the bottom of the cup or mug, creating a perfect little ocean of fragrant wakeup.